Brooks School

Labels We Carry

Written by Stella Si, Brooks School

Deerfield Academy

Let Your Hair Down - A Reflection on 3 Generations of Women

Written by Roopa Venkatraman, Deerfield Academy

Groton School

I am Asian, not a Musician

Written by Anonymous, Groton School 

Milton Academy

Why I Want to be White

Written by Karina Cheung, Milton Academy

Northfield Mount Hermon School

The Golden Rule - Treat Others How You Want to be Treated

Written by Tyriq Bostic, NMH School

Phillips Academy Andover

The Expectations of Blackness

Written by Amiri Tulloch, Phillips Academy Andover

St. Mark's School

A Reflection Upon White Privilege

Written by Theo Bartlett, St. Mark's School

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Race

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Created by The Tavern's Cartoonists,

Malik Gaye (Groton School)

Lilly Le (Milton Academy)

Alice Lu (Phillips Academy Andover)

Simon Zylstra (St. Mark's School)

Survey Question

List micro-aggressions people have said to you

Here is what some students had to say...

“Namaste”

- Groton School 

 

“What version of Asian are you?”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"Are you sure you aren't mixed with SOMETHING? You're too light to be just black." 

- Milton Academy

"Is (--) really your name?" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

"you don't look jewish"

- Brooks School

 

“You don’t smell bad”

- NMH School

"You don't act black enough" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“I love trans women, I just could never date one.”

- Milton Academy

 

“ ‘You're so wheatish’ as a compliment”

- Groton School

"The n-word, just yesterday" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“You only got in here because they needed more diversity"

- Brooks School

 

"Honestly, your hair looks better straight."

- Milton Academy

 

“you're pretty for a black girl”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"Microaggressions? Classic liberal crap."

- Brooks School

"You're really good at soccer for a girl" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“Wearing bindis out of context.”

- Groton School

 

"i wish i were gay!! so many more options"

- Milton Academy

 

"Can I touch your hair?"

- NMH School

 

“Someone asked me ‘how are the coconuts in India?’, to which I replied ‘I don’t know, I’ve never been..’”

- Deerfield Academy

"Exotic" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“‘When are you going to go on your hajj?’ ‘I'm a Hindu.’”

- Groton School

 

“you're such a feminazi"

- Milton Academy

 

“Is your mom, like, a tiger mom?”

- NMH School

"You're too pretty to be smart" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“microagressions are not real” 

- Milton Academy

 

"Girls shouldn't lift"

- Brooks School

 

“Is bisexual really a thing?”

- Groton School

 

“I'm asian and people say, ‘but you can't complain; you're basically white.’”

- NMH School

" 'Don't steal my shit' because I'm black" 

- Phillips Academy Andover

 

“I bet your name is Shaniqua.”

- Milton Academy

 

“Your English is very good”

- Deerfield Academy

 

"That's a little revealing"

- Brooks School

 

“Do you eat a lot of bananas?”

- Milton Academy

Created by The Tavern's Cartoonists,

Malik Gaye (Groton School)

Lilly Le (Milton Academy)

Alice Lu (Phillips Academy Andover)

Simon Zylstra (St. Mark's School)

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